DSS: The Report That Nailed Magu


Investigation on the chairmanship of Magu revealed that in August 2008 during the tenure of Farida Waziri as the commission’s chairman, some sensitive documents which were not supposed to be at the disposal of Magu were discovered in his house.

He was subsequently redeployed to police after days of detention and later suspended from the police force.

In December 2010, the police service commission (PSC) found Magu guilty of action prejudicial to state security, withholding of EFCC files, sabotage, unauthorised removal of EFCC files and acts unbecoming of a police officer and awarded him severe reprimand as punishment.

Notwithstanding, sequel to the appointment of Ibrahim Lamorde as chairman, he made the return of Magu to the EFCC a top priority.

Magu remained a top officer of the commission until he was appointed to succeed Lamorde.

Magu is currently occupying a residence rent for #40m at #20m per annum. This accommodation was not paid [for] from the commission’s finances, but Umar Mohammed, air commodore retired, a questionable businessman who has subsequently been arrested by the secret service.

For the furnishing of the residence, Magu enlisted Federal Capital Development Authority to award a contract to Africa Energy, a company owned by the same Mohammed to furnish the residence at the cost of #43m.

Investigations show that the acting EFCC chairman regularly embarked on officer and private trips through a private jet owned by Mohammed.

In one of such trips, Magu flew to Maiduguri alongside Mohammed and Nnamdi Okonkwo, the MD of Fidelity Bank, who was been investigated by the EFCC over complicity in funds allegedly stolen by the Immediate past petroleum minister, Diezani Alison Madueke.

Furthermore the EFCC has so far maintained a high profiled lifestyle. This is exemplified by his preference for first class air travels. On 24th June 2016 he flew Emirate airline first class to Saudi Arabia to perform lesser hajj at cost of #2.9m.

This is inspite of Mr President’s directive to all public servants to fly economy class. Magu has fostered a beneficial relationship with Mohammad who by his confession approaches clients for possible exploitation, favours and associated returns.

However in the report, the secret police cleared members of the board of the anti graft agency-Nasule Moses, Lawan Mamam, Garandaji Imam Naji and Adeleke Adebayo Rafiu of any wrongdoing.

Usman Abusidiq a blogger had made the same allegations for which the EFCC arrested him, keeping him in detention for about 48 hours


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